Northumbria offers a wide range of accommodation, located close to the city campus, which is open to all students, including postgraduates.
Accommodation is booked through Northumbria’s unique booking system, which enables students to have complete control over where they live. Students can pick the exact building, flat, and bedroom of their choice and can see key details (gender, study level, and course being studied) about other students who have already booked a room in that flat.
There are seven halls of residence, many of which have undergone extensive refurbishments in the last few years. Many come with high-spec onsite facilities, including cinema rooms, fitness suites, and games rooms, plus all of the standard features expected in halls (laundry facilities, security, and staffed reception areas). There are two catered halls of residence on campus — Claude Gibb and Lovaine Hall – for students who would prefer someone else to take care of the cooking!
Students can choose from a range of room options, including standard rooms with shared bathroom facilities, en-suite bedrooms, premium en-suite bedrooms (with more space and either bigger beds or a TV), and self-contained studio apartments. Prices range from £78.96 - £176.32 per week and include all utility bills, basic contents insurance, and Wi-Fi.
Over the last decade, Northumbria has invested over £250 million in its campus, making sure students have a world-class learning experience.
Applied Sciences students can access cutting-edge scientific equipment worth over £1 million, including genome analysis and mass spectrometry and microscopy tools. And students studying Psychology have access to an eye-tracking lab, a motion capture suite, and sleep lab.
Nursing and Healthcare students study at the state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Centre, which is one of the biggest and best healthcare training facilities in the country, while Computer and Information Sciences students study in a £7 million ‘Smart Building’, which comes fully equipped with industry-standard equipment.
Law and Legal Studies students have access to purpose-built, authentic-looking mock civil and criminal courtrooms. And Architecture, Art and Design students have purpose-built studio spaces and art gallery/exhibition space.
The £30 million Sport Central building contains a fitness centre, sprint track, swimming pool, and various indoor and outdoor courts. The centre also houses physiology, biomechanics, and nutrition labs, plus strength and conditioning suites and performance analysis facilities for those studying Sports and Rehabilitation courses.
Supporting students’ independent study is Northumbria’s library, which is one of the biggest and best in the UK. It contains over 500,000 print books, 843,000 e-books, 110,000 journals, and 2,000 study spaces.